Sins Of The Father by Sharon Bairden – Blog Tour

I received this book to read and review as part of the 2021 BBNYA competition and the BBNYA tours organised by the TWR Tour team. All opinions are my own, unbiased and honest.

BBNYA is a yearly competition where Book Bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors. If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website or twitter @bbnya_official.

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Lucas Findlay thinks he has struck gold when he marries Rebecca, but she married him for one reason only – to destroy him.


When her past comes back to haunt her, Rebecca begins to disconnect from herself and the world around her. As secrets are unearthed, she begins to fear for her sanity… and her life.


With her world unravelling around her, Rebecca clings to her determination to make Lucas pay, whatever the cost.


But someone must pay for the sins of the father…

A chilling page-turner from a sharp new Scottish voice. (Canada) (USA) (UK)


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My Thoughts

Sins of the Father is an unsettling, dark thriller that delves deep into the mind of someone who has suffered the most traumatic things imaginable as a child and the impact this has on the rest of their life.  It’s an astounding and powerful debut which is gruelling to read but it’s a story that needs to be told and read.  It is not a book that is meant to sit comfortably with the reader, and it left me haunted and spent but it is a superb story. 

It is not one to rush into lightly and it may not suit everyone, but I highly recommend this stunning debut.

I liked Rebecca and at times I was heartbroken for her.  She’s a complex character and not always likeable but her choices and decision are borne out of something way beyond her control.  Trauma has profound effects on it’s victims and I cannot speak from personal experience but I sense that Sharon has a good handle on the potential of this and she wasn’t afraid to lay it all bare for everyone to see. 

The use of the characters in Rebecca’s head is a clever tool and allowed me to almost feel the level of confusion, emotion and dichotomy that Rebecca was feeling.  I often wanted to shout out loud in response to them and at times I felt overwhelmed by them.  Very intelligent tool!

The plot is full of things you don’t see coming and it had me gripped in its clutches from beginning to end.

Congratulations Sharon on a very well deserved silver place in BBNYA 2021 and I cannot wait to read more of your work in the future.            

Author Bio – Sharon Bairden

By day Sharon Bairden is the Services Manager in a small, local independent advocacy service and has a passion for human rights; by night she has a passion for all things criminal. She blogs about books at Chapterinmylife and is delighted to be crossing over to the other side of the fence to become a writer. Sharon lives on the outskirts of Glasgow, has two grown up children, a grandson, a Golden Labrador and a cat. She spends most of her spare time doing all things bookish, from reading to attending as many book festivals and launches as she can. She has been known to step out of her comfort zone on the odd occasion and has walked over burning coals and broken glass – but not at the same time!


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